Saturday, April 9, 2011


The Third Annual Garden Fair at Sotterley Plantation

May 14 & 15, 2011 10 am – 4 pm

The Third Annual Garden Fair at Sotterley Plantation will take place the weekend of May 14 & 15, 2011 from 10am – 4pm, offering something for everyone!

Abounding with beauty and activity, guests are invited to enjoy: Presentations, Demonstrations, and Exhibits on a variety of garden and environmental topics by local experts and University of Maryland Extension - St. Mary’s County Master Gardeners! Artisans and Vendors! Take a tour through the magnificent Colonial Revival Gardens! Children’s Programs & Activities! Enjoy Lunch and Sweets in the Garden! Pick up lovely additions for your garden at the Sotterley Garden Guild Plant Sale! Visit the Sotterley Museum Shop featuring our Garden Boutique! Petting Zoo! Kite Flying! The NEW Plantation House Tour will be offered at half-price, $5 per person, both days!

Admission is $7 for one day; $10 for a two day pass (Sotterley Members free the second day); Children under 12 FREE.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Speaker Series Event: "Abraham Lincoln and the Navy"

Speaker Series: Craig Symonds

“Abraham Lincoln and the Navy”

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Barn

Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in presenting Dr. Craig L. Symonds, Distinguished Professor of American Naval Heritage at the U.S. Naval Academy, as part of the 2011 Speaker Series. Widely published, author or editor of twenty-five books including prize-winning biographies, his lecture “Abraham Lincoln and the Navy” will illuminate the crucial role the president played in managing the naval aspects of America's greatest conflict.

Lincoln's entire presidency was dominated by America’s greatest war, which made his role as commander in chief central to his administration. Though a number of historians have studied Lincoln's relationship with his generals, no one has previously examined his relationship with the Navy and in particular with the men who led it—the admirals.

Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history.

FREE to the public. Please call for reservations, as seating is limited: 301-373-2280.